The Holiday Account of Dr. Frankincense
by Ray Kampf
What happens when Dr. Frankincense is bored at Christmas? He rummages around and finds his Christmas Past and makes something that he can't live with....
but in the end, he learns to enjoy Christmas Present and look forward to Christmas Future!
I was one of the lucky few to receive this story as a Christmas card from Ray a number of years ago, and what started as a funny, touching, lump-in-the-throat poem has been turned into an even more charming illustrated book here. A colorful retro illustration style, combined with a surprisingly meaningful and original holiday message -- touching but not treacly -- DR. FRANKINCENSE deserves to be a holiday tradition in every household, right up there with the Grinch and the Peanuts Gang. Holiday cynics rejoice -- if this simple and well-crafted story doesn't light the coal in your gut and melt your icy heart, then you're a helpless humbug.
posted at 03:09PM Oct 12 PST
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